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A Daughter of Oakland Returns to Help Oakland Schools

November 29, 2017
Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell

New Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell high fives fourth grade students during a visit to Hoover Elementary in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

By Sadiya T-L. and Marlow L-I.

Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell is Oakland Unified School District’s new superintendent. She is a good person. I know that because she wants to increase opportunities and increase teamwork in Oakland schools. Her vision is to create a “full service community district.” This means she wants everyone to be supportive and kind.

As you know, she is no stranger to Oakland. She was raised in my neighborhood and went to Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle School.

Because the district faces a budget deficit of $8 to $10 million we need a person like Dr. Johnson-Trammell who knows what she’s doing and cares about the community. For 18 years she has worked to help students, teachers, principals, and schools in Oakland. Based on our research we believe she wants to help kids everywhere, struggling or not struggling, because anyone can get better.

We hope she does a good job and has a good time being the superintendent. Here is a list of the things I hope she does:

1. Make math books less confusing
2. Make computer programming available for all students
3. Make more time for library time
4. Offer photography classes available for all students
5. Make Juneteeth a district holiday

Photo: Anda Chu / Bay Area News Group

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